Peer Helpers

Peer Helpers is for students at Polson Middle School who are considered trustworthy and helpful to their peers. These students are trained in communication and problem solving skills.

Two trainings are conducted throughout the academic year. The training consists of a weekend retreat and five additional weekly sessions. Upon completion of the weekend, Alumni Peer Helpers serve others through the following: peer supported tutorial services, easing the transition for new students, discussion groups with faculty to improve student/teacher communication and respect, assisting the guidance counselors in orientation programs for students coming to Polson School. They also work on community service activities to improve school culture, support town services, as well as global service.

The application for Peer Helpers is one of several components used in selecting Peer Helpers. Others include identification on the survey, teacher references, gender balance, grade and team balance. You will be notified by mail if you are chosen to attend. If not, please apply again for a future training.